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Posted on: November 9, 2021

[ARCHIVED] City of Killeen participates in National Young Readers Week, Children’s Book Week

Mayor, councilmembers, police officers and firefighters read to KISD students

KILLEEN, Texas (Nov. 9, 2021) – The City of Killeen’s mayor Jose Segarra, councilmembers, police officers and fire department personnel are spending the week meeting in classrooms within the Killeen Independent School District to greet and read to students. 

It’s all a part of a series of literacy events this month, including National Young Readers Week (observed annually during the second week in November), Young Readers Day (observed annually on the second Tuesday in November), and Children’s Book Week (observed Nov. 8-14).

Each of these observances celebrates the opportunity to introduce youth to new worlds through books and raises awareness about the importance of reading. Participants hope to spark a passion for reading inside the youth, as they show them the joy of books and literacy.

On Nov. 8, City officials began visiting ten KISD elementary schools, including Nolanville, Killeen, Clifton Park, Reeces Creek, Cedar Valley, Brookhaven, Mountain View, Oveta Culp Hobby, Clear Creek and Willow Springs— and they will continue visits throughout the week.

City officials thank the teachers and say they are enjoying their time with students and look forward to visiting again. 

“The students were attentive, engaged and respectful, but had fun at the same time,” Councilwoman Mellisa Brown said of Brookhaven Elementary School.

The literary work city officials are reading to students include, Our Table by Peter H. Reynolds, The Cool Bean by Jory John and Pete Oswald and Fry Bread by Kevin Noble Maillard.

City officials are looking forward to continuing visits with KISD students throughout this week.

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